Opening onto the warm waters of the Tampolo Marine Reserve, Masoala Forest Lodge does really feel like a place nestled on the edge of the world - a perfect hideaway from the stresses and burdens of the outside world.
Masoala Forest Lodge
Accessible only on foot or by sea, this secluded lodge is in an amazingly serene location nestled between the pristine rainforest and coral-rich sea. With just 6 palm-thatched tree-houses elevated on stilted wooden platforms providing uninterrupted canopy views, this eco-friendly lodge supports local communities through employment, purchasing of supplies, handicrafts and sponsoring the local school. A village visit is warmly recommended. The Lodge organises forest and beach activities led by their expert guides, and regularly hosts yoga retreats.
The stilts on which the tree-houses sit on grant splendid views and a real sense of being engulfed into the nature of this extrordinary environment. We think it perfectly encapsulates what a lodge should be when sitting on such a unique island. The sometimes described "alternate world" of Madagascar's wildlife is rife here and around every turn in this marvelously untouched part of the world. If you want dreamy relaxation and the hum of the forest all around, then Masoala Forest Lodge is probably the place for you...